The relational turn in coaching


By Martin Vogel

The Real Sessions returns from the summer break with a compelling exploration of relational perspectives on coaching practice with APECS member, Simon Cavicchia.

Simon is in the final stages of writing a book on the relational turn in coaching. This puts the dynamics of relating moment-by-moment at the heart of the helping relationship. Instead of coaching being something that is “done” by the coach, it is construed as a collaborative, emergent process between individuals who meet and create meaning together.

The evening will be a conversational exploration of how we practice as coaches, framed by some thoughts and provocations that Simon will bring. We’ll touch on considerations such as

  • whether we relate to clients subject to subject or subject to object
  • whether we experience of knowledge as something we participate in creating in the coaching conversation or as a conceptual object which exists outside the coaching relationship
  • the extent to which we bring our self into the coaching relationship – attending to the body, intution, emotions as well as conceptualisations.

Simon is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, APECS Accredited Executive Coach, a Gestalt psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice working in West and South West London. He’s part of the coaching faculty at the Metanoia Institute and London South Bank University and works as a consultant with a wide range of commercial, public and voluntary sector organisations.

He’s always a compelling and thought provoking speaker. Kick-start the Autumn season with by booking now for this engaging, deep dive into the dynamics of coaching practice.

The relational turn
20th September 2016, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Members £30; Non-members £35

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Image courtesy Francois Bester.

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